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uveitis

 [u″ve-i´tis]
an inflammation of part or all of the middle (vascular) tunic of the eye, the uvea. The term also includes inflammation that involves the other tunics (the sclera and cornea, and the retina). adj., uveit´ic.
heterochromic uveitis heterochromic iridocyclitis.
sympathetic uveitis sympathetic ophthalmia.

het·er·o·chro·mic u·ve·i·tis

anterior uveitis and depigmentation of the iris.
Synonym(s): Fuchs uveitis

het·er·o·chro·mic u·ve·i·tis

(het'ĕr-ō-krō'mik yū'vē-ī'tis)
Anterior uveitis and depigmentation of the iris.
Synonym(s): Fuchs uveitis.

Fuchs,

Ernst, Austrian ophthalmologist, 1851-1930.
angle of Fuchs - a crevice between the ciliary and pupillary zones of the iris, formed by atrophy of superficial layers of the iris in the pupillary zone.
Dalen-Fuchs nodules - see under Dalen
Fuchs adenoma - a benign epithelial tumor of the nonpigmented epithelium of the ciliary body, rarely exceeding 1 mm in diameter.
Fuchs atrophy - optic nerve peripheral atrophy.
Fuchs black spot - an area of pigment proliferation in the macular region in degenerative myopia.
Fuchs capsule forceps
Fuchs capsulotomy forceps
Fuchs coloboma - a congenital inferior crescent on the choroid at the edge of the optic disk. Synonym(s): congenital conus
Fuchs crypt
Fuchs dystrophy - congenital degenerative eye disease.
Fuchs epithelial dystrophy - epithelial edema secondary to endothelial dystrophy of the cornea.
Fuchs heterochromic cyclitis - Synonym(s): Fuchs syndrome
Fuchs keratome
Fuchs phenomenon - degeneration of third cranial nerve resulting in paradoxical retraction of lid in association with eye movements.
Fuchs spur - part of the insertion of the dilator muscle onto the iris sphincter.
Fuchs stoma - small depression on the surface of the iris near the margin of the pupil.
Fuchs syndrome - syndrome characterized by heterochromia of the iris, iridocyclitis, keratic precipitates, and cataract. Synonym(s): Fuchs heterochromic cyclitis
Fuchs two-way eye syringe
Fuchs uveitis - anterior uveitis and depigmentation of the iris. Synonym(s): heterochromic uveitis

uveitis

inflammation of the uvea.

anterior uveitis
inflammation of the anterior uveal tract, i.e. iridocyclitis. Signs include pain, blepharospasm, tearing, conjunctivitis, constricted pupil, reduced intraocular pressure, aqueous flare, and sometimes keratic precipitates and hypopyon.
endogenous uveitis
arising from causes within the body.
equine recurrent uveitis
see periodic ophthalmia.
exogenous uveitis
arising from causes external to the body.
granulomatous uveitis
associated with toxoplasmosis and systemic mycotic infections such as cryptococcosis, blastomycosis, coccidioidomycosis and candidiasis.
heterochromic uveitis
see heterochromic iridocyclitis.
lens-induced uveitis
caused by escape of lens protein into the aqueous, initiating an immune response.
phacolytic uveitis
associated with resorption of hypermature cataracts in which there is rupture of the lens capsule and release of lens proteins.
phacoclastic uveitis
caused by disruption of the anterior lens capsule and leakage of lens proteins.
posterior uveitis
inflammation of the ciliary body and choroid.
recurrent equine uveitis
see periodic ophthalmia.
sympathetic uveitis
see sympathetic ophthalmia.